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Alternating Twill Zig Zag by Francesca Capone

FEBRUARY 12-13, 2016!

WHERE NEXT?: Creative Writing, Narrative, Film and Contemporary Art
A two day symposium discussing writing and text-art in a trans-media environment. Featuring discussions and performances by nationally and internationally renowned speakers on the role of creative writing, narrative and “story-telling” in visual and digital art & craft, performance, screen-writing and pedagogy.
WHERE NEXT features nationally and internationally-recognized artists, Calgarian teachers and practitioners, ACAD staff and students — all focused on creative writing and radical pedagogy. Join us for two days of cutting-edge conversation and performance on the role of creative writing within an arts discourse and how writing overlaps teaching and learning.
Coordinated by Calgary’s 2014-2016 Poet Laureate, and ACAD Instructor, Derek Beaulieu.

Tickets are available here.(student discount available by entering the code ACADCreativeWriter)

Keynote Presentations

Jason Edward Lewis (Montreal, QC): Concordia University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary. Lewis is the director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures and co-director of the Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Video Game Design, as well as the winner of the inaugural Robert Coover Award for Electronic Literature for The P.o.E.M.M. Cycle.

Francesca Capone (Portland, OR, USA) is a visual artist who works with interdisciplinary practices. She is currently exhibiting at LUMA/Westbau, The Last Brucennial, The Gelman Gallery at the RISD Museum, Publication Studio Hudson and The Granoff Center at Brown University. She is the author of Weaving Language: Writing in Threads.

Liz Worth (Toronto, ON): Worth’s first book was the first in-depth account of the history of Toronto’s punk music scene entitled Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, which created a renewed interest in preserving the history of Canadian punk. Her most recent collection is No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol, a poetic response to Andy Warhol’s novel a: a novel. Worth is also the author of Amphetamine Heart and PostApoc.

Performance
Tamara Himmelspach
Panelists
Ashok Mathur
Nick Sousanis
Naoko Masuda
Silas Kaufman
Cheryl Foggo
Larissa Lai
Christian Bok
Andrew Wreggitt
Devyani Saltzman
Natali Rodrigues
Riley Rossmo
Sarah Grodecki
Joe Hospodarec
Victoria Braun
Natalie Lauchlan
Jen Mizuik
Wendy Hill-Tout
Heather Huston
Alex Link
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